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Blood brothers

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Nura Hassan 10 Chestnuts Blood brothers This is about the play, Blood Brothers by Willy Russell a Twisted tale Children caught up in 2 worlds, Entirely different worlds born on the same day yet on the same day and from the same womb. Their fate relying on truth and Russell also comments on society in Britain today......... In the scene Russell Eddie and Mickey meeting for the first time. At first Mickey is suspicious of Eddie, (Mickey - "hello" suspiciously), but at that innocent age they talking and quickly bond. Eddie is well-mannered in all his ways - "ill look it up in the dictionary" and says "pardon". This shows Eddie has a polite comportment in his speech- "ill looks it up in the dictionary" and says "pardon". This shows Eddie is well educated and polite because of his wealth. However, Mickey isn't and Eddie is innocent and because of his overprotective mother therefore doesn't know much about reality and the world around him - Eddie says, "Pissed of. You say smashing things don't you? And Mickey says, "Do you know the F word?" Eddie - "pardon, what does it mean?" Because the boys are young, they're innocent and honest about everything. ...read more.

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This gives the impression that Mickey is jealous of Eddie, as he has been away furthering his education and going to parties and meeting new people. When Eddie was away doing that, Mickey was looking for a job but with no success, "been walking around all day, every day, looking for a job" also Eddie has a lack of empathy because he doesn't understand Mickey's situation As he doesn't have a job he feels he can take it out on Eddie, as he has grown up having everything he wants. What makes the situation worse is when Eddie offers Mickey money, "I've got money, lots of it". From this I think Mickey is insulted as it implies that he can't fend for himself, "NO! I don't want your money stuff it!" This is a major contrast to the beginning of the play, when Mickey didn't find Eddie offering sweets offensive because he wants to provide for himself. Furthermore Eddie tries to impress Mickey by talking in an informal way, and shows how he's changed. Eddie thinks he's cooler now, Eddie - "I'm back, where's the action, the booze the birds, the Christmas parties, the music and the birds?" ...read more.

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And he is confused. Ha and Eddie's relationship has deteriorated. We reach the stage where Mickey is holding a gun at Eddie. Rage, hatred, and revulsion are mixed up in Mickey's mind as Mickey feels that Eddie has taken over his life, Mickey says, "does my child belong to you as well as everything' else? Does she? Eddie does she?" Russell is trying to show that if you're wealthy you aren't going to be happy unless you have something to keep you going, he needs an achievable goal in life, Mrs Johnstone had her children, but Mickey only has his pills to keep him going. He has no hope of a job because of his criminal record, or his own home. He is terrified that Linda will leave him. In conclusion Russell is trying to portray that your situation depends entirely on the way you're brought up. According to Russell it depends on nurture; the child that was given away got the better life, it wouldn't have mattered which one was given away. As Eddie had the experience of a wealthy family he got the best opportunities in life. Mickey has to struggle with reality of being underprivileged, hence the unfairness of living in Britain. ?? ?? ?? ?? - 1 - ...read more.

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